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Nieves, Edwin E.; Hartman, Kathleen A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Addresses how current conditions in the field of developmental education are fueling burnout among educators. Recognizes the role an educator's personality may play in burnout. Presents three cases of teacher burnout. Concludes that the strong argument for the social environmental perspective as a cause of burnout puts the identification and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developmental Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students
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Maimon, Lia – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2001
Presents a strategy that helps English-as-a-second-language students improve their writing by developing a culturally based self-monitoring strategy that guides them through the revision process. Describes how the students enhance their metacognitive cross-cultural knowledge by comparing various rhetorical patterns and improve their metacognitive…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, English (Second Language), Higher Education
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Dochen, Carol W.; Hodges, Russell B. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1997
Explores the realities of change facing a successful junior college which must become a regional four-year university. Identifies and discusses (in a response by William G. White Jr.) the problems and issues relative to the developmental program at Evans County Junior College on the eve of its conversion to regional university--Jan Norton…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change, Higher Education
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Nelson, Robert R. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1998
Identifies, in a case study, a gifted student who, in consideration of previous academic achievement, should be performing exceptionally well, but has a four-year history of withdrawing from and failing courses, avoids studying, and occasionally rallies at the 11th hour for an average performance. Proposes a learner-centered intervention, in a…
Descriptors: Academic Probation, Case Studies, Gifted, Higher Education
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Hansen, Daryl E.; Gillespie, Diane – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1998
Tells the story of a very academically motivated college student who is deaf and who confronts an instructor who seems unprepared to teach her. Contends, in a response by Ruth Warick, that "Tracy" is disadvantaged by the instructor's approach that emphasizes writing skills and requires writing in "voices." Suggests ways to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Deafness, Higher Education, Individual Needs
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Leone, Pamela; Hylton, Jaime – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1998
Relates a case that involves a student with a language-based learning disability and Tourette's Syndrome who becomes increasingly dissatisfied with the support provided by the university. Delineates, in a response by Ruth J. Fink, some enhancements that could have been made in the actual case management, some hindsight observations, and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Individual Needs, Learning Disabilities, Postsecondary Education